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increasing clouds wednesday. next chance of any real steady rain comes in late wednesday into thursday of next week with temperatures low 60s. put the shorts away for a while. >> chris, thanks. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. breaking news. a tour bus collides with a truck in france an bursts into flames. at least 42 people killed, only 8 got out. this morning we'll have a live report. strongest storm ever. patricia becomes a category 5 with 200-mile-per-hour winds. forecasters say this is the most powerful hurricane on record, and it's expected to hit the mexican coastline tonight. al is tracking the storm. marathon on the hill. >> and i've thought more about what happened than all of you put together. >> hillary clinton faces an 11-hour day on benghazi.
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>> did you ever talk to ambassador stevens when all of this was going on in the hotbed of libya? >> you knew the truth. that's not what the american people got. >> i don't know what we want from you. do we want to badger you over and over again until we get tired until we get the gotcha moment that he's talking about. we're better than that. >> has hillary clinton put the controversy behind her? and carried away with 58 million albums sold worldwide, 22 number one hits and seven grammys, carrie underwood is one of music's biggest stars, and we have her life on our plaza today, friday, october 23rd, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lawyer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. matt has the morning off. i'm going to quote dobbie and marie.
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you're a little bit rock 'n' roll. >> rock 'n' roll. >> and carrie underwood is here and a little bit for everybody. >> seven grammys, a new mom. she's got a new album. her fans are just so -- they love her. they are passionate, as you see there, and so are we. thrilled to have her on the plaza. >> right to our top story this morning. we've got breaking news, a deadly collision between a tour bus and a truck in france's popular wine country. nbc's keir response simmons is with us. this is all of. what can you tell us about it. >> reporter: good morning. the french are waking up to a tragedy here, a head-on collision between a bus and a truck that became a gigantic blaze, according to witnesses, and on board the bus was a group of retirees. it happened at 7:30 this morning french time overnight your time, and as we speaker french leaders, including the prime minister, are heading to the scene. the horrifying remains of the bus still smoking, a burned out shell where 42 people died.
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over 30 years, a collision with a truck carrying lumber on a remote road near the famed wine country of bordeaux. rescue teams airlifted the injured to the hospital and nine escaped alive according to reports. survivors seen wrapped in foil blank totes keep warm. relatives embracing in shock, and reports say all of the passengers killed were members of a retirement group on a one-day tour. the french president said this morning he was plunged into sadness by the tragedy and promised a full investigation. the road where the accident happened said to be notoriously dangerous. now it has taken the lives of at least 422 who despite the efforts of 60 firefighters could not be saved. and the french interior ministry is warngt number of dead may climb. four of the injured are in serious condition and two with head traumas, two with serious burns, and savannah and carson, just to understand the impact of this. it's reported only 700 people
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live in the village where many of the elderly passengers come from, so everyone there will know someone who died. >> that's so sad. key keir simmons with the late on this breaking story. thanks very much. hurricane patricia now the strongest storm ever measured on the planet and bearing down on the mexico coast where people are being urged to prepare for the worst case scenario. >> last year hurricane odile caused billions of dollars in damage and this could be much worse and this storm will also affect the texas-louisiana gulf coastline. here's what we know. over 200-mile-per-hour winds. if they makes landfall, and we expect it will, somewhere around the puerto vallarta area, right now 245 miles south of puerto vallarta and 200-mile-per-hour winds. moving quickly at north northwest at 12 miles per hour. this will be the first category 5 storm to hit the pacific hour. it makes landfall by friday afternoon. it starts to lose its strength,
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but that moisture also makes its way into texas, and so we are going to be looking right now at very serious conditions. flash flood watches already in effect today for much of texas into early next week. moisture from the gulf and moisture from hurricane patricia going to both affect, and we've got hurricane coastal flood watches and warnings from texas all the way into louisiana. rip currents, coastal flooding. today north central texas is in the bullseye. upwards of five inches of rain for waco. tomorrow more of the same, but it starts to spread into louisiana. significant flooding from houston, austin and corpus christi, texas, and then as we move into sunday the heavy rain continues. guys, by the time we get to monday, were could be talking a foot to a foot and a half of rain in parts of texas. flash flooding is going to be catastrophic. we are going to be watching this all weekend long. >> wow. a lot going on in your department. check back in an minute. to politics and hillary
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the highly anticipated meeting went on longer than expected. 11 hours in all and didn't wrap up until 9:00 last night. republicans grilled the secretary of state over the attack and was more done to protect diplomats overseas and all. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah, house republicans and hillary clinton sparred over benghazi all day and well into the night. >> so far today i've said good morning, good afternoon. >> you all serving breakfast, congressman. >> reporter: for 11 hours there was plenty of political theater. >> i don't care if you sent it by morse code, carrier pigeon, smoke signals. what is relevant is the that he was sending information to the secretary of state state. i've heard one dismissive thing after another. it was this group. it was that group. i wasn't served by this. i wasn't served by that. what did you do? what do you own? >> well, i was just telling you some of the many related issues
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the libyan people making -- >> what's your responsibility to benghazi? that's my question. >> reporter: four americans died in the attack. state department information officer and air force veteran sean smith, cia officers tyrone woods and glen doherty and ambassador chris stevens who had sent hundreds of requests for more security in benghazi but none to clinton. >> did you ever talk to ambassador stevens when all of this was going on in the hotbed of libya? >> well -- >>s that a yes or no question, madam secretary, i'm sorry. yes or no, please. >> yes, i believe i did. >> we have no record that you had any conversations with the ambassador after you swore him in and before he died, and you were his boss. >> i was the boss of ambassadors in 270 countries. >> reporter: clinton was asked why she went home the night of the attack after it was confirmed the four americans had died. >> the and who else was at your
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>> i was alone, yes. >> the whole night? >> well, yes, the whole night. >> reporter: it was clinton who spent the most time talking about the victims of the attack. >> you know, i would imagine i've thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> reporter: by the end of the day, clinton was losing her voice. >> thanks, congressman. >> reporter: and while praised for keeping her cool the democrats were out of patience. >> i don't know what we want out of you. do we want to badger you over and over until you get tired and get the got cha moment we're talking about. we're better than that. >> reporter: and this was the longest benghazi hearing by far, but the debate over who lost benghazi and the larger question over the policy that toppled kwad if i that's gadhafi that's likely to go on throughout the 2016 campaign. savannah and carson. >> thank you very much.
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republican nomination ben carson has pushed past donald trump in the battleground state of iowa according to one new poll. nbc's hallie jackson has that story. >> reporter: good morning, carson. the new poll shows ben carson nine points ahead of donald trump in iowa, the second time in as many days we've seen results like this. it's a dominant position for carson. an unconventional candidate who is still using a very traditional way to try and reach voters, tv ads, and this morning we have an exclusive look at those spots which begin airing today. ben carson now hoping the timing is right for people to start tuning in. his campaign out with this first ads today seen here for the first time. >> of, for and by the people. >> reporter: one, all about uplift, the other a smackdown. >> washington is broken. the political class broke it. together we can drain the swamp. >> reporter: carson buying half a million dollars of ad states in the first four primary states
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airinging earlier than most candidates hoping to capitalize on most candidates as he beats trumpet in iowa in some new polls. trump saying in a radio interview saying i was very, very surprised to see it because i think we're doing well in iowa. trump's tempered tone coming after a tirade on twitter. his account re-tweeting someone implying iowa voters must have issues in the brain for supporting carson. hours later the billionaire's team backtracked by blaming an intern for the re-tweet saying the young staffer apologizes as his campaign raced to smooth ruffled feathers saying mr. trump loves the people of iowa. he's still the front-runner nationally and still in a kind of political bromance with his main rival. >> i think he's a nice person. >> reporter: and while trump and ted cruz have had a warm relationship, too, sign that is that may be cooling as cruz hints he may be getting ready to start drawing distinctions with trump. >> there are plenty of policy differences and there may well come a time when we start highlighting those more. >> reporter: for now the spotlight is on the top two, the
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stage set for a showdown at next week's debate. >> i've been attacked since i got in this thing. it's nothing new. the only question is will there be ten attacks a day or 15? >> reporter: so we talked about that trump tweet guys. this is actually the third time that this campaign cycle that trump has blamed a staffer or intern for re-tweeting something controversial, and overnight a new twist, this one about money. trump announcing he's asked the superpacs supporting him to stop doing so and to reimburse the money they have collected from donors this. looks like an attempt to head "washington post" investigation into one of his superpacs, but it's still an unusual move, savannah and carson, and i'll be surprised i wouldn't be surprised to hear talk about it tonight at his rally in raleigh. >> not often a politician says i don't want the money. let's turn to nicolle wallace, msnbc analyst and former white house communications director for president george w. bush and steve karnaky, msnbc host and political commentator. good morning, guys. >> good morning.
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>> i know we were all rapt watching 11 hours of testimony yesterday. this is the climatic moment, nicole, what the republicans on that committee have been waiting for. she was fairly unflappable in contrast to the last time she testified where she got very angry and said what difference does it make, so bottom line, did the republicans lay a glove on her. >> well, listen. i think if you take this all in her entirety and her in august looking at these things on her fall calendar, oh, waiting for joe biden to decide, my first debate next to surging bernie sanders and this benghazi hearing and sort of had a call gone take me away moment. the truth is and what republicans need to process now is she has not only survived all of those pretty big tasks, she's proven herself an incredibly tranquil and formidable presidential candidate. >> a benchmark on her calendar doing well in the first debate, vp out of the race and did she do enough to get this e-mail issue behind her? >> i think so and the thing we
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have to keep in mind she walked into this with a slight advantage because of all the comments by several republicans over the last few weeks that really made this look like a political inquisition more than a fact-finding venture, so i think in that setting she could go in there and not have one of those moments where she said what difference does it make, and one thing we're reminded of yesterday in these settings, adversarial settings, a debate, thing like that, hillary clinton is really quite good. thinking back to the 2008 campaign. she had 25 debates or something against barack obama. i know she lost that race to barack obama, but when you think back to those debates she won just about every one of them. the thing that's always been the problem for her when she has that one moment where she trips up it becomes big and there was no big moment where she tripped up yesterday. >> let's pretend this person exists in the world. they are neutral, they have no preconceived political positions. they wanted to go into this hearing and learn something about benghazi and who was to blame. what do we take away from the hearing? >> that's the thing. the republicans needed to produce some sort of new information, some sort of new
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revelation, some sort of new way of looking at this the that with a cast doubt on the role that hillary clinton played. i didn't hear that come out yesterday. the one problem though that hillary clinton still has i think is while you look at these polls and people say i'm tired of hearing about the e-mails, i think she only did this for convenience, if you ask people do you think she's being honest about the e-mails they still say no so that issue of honesty still lingers for her. >> savannah, it's important to remember there's still an fbi investigation into her e-mail server and the big accomplish accomplishment of trey gowdy's benghazi committee are they are the ones who discovered she conducted all of her official state department business on a home server and the fbi is still investigating and people who like and support her still think she has a squirrely relationship with the truth. >> we wanted to ask you about ben carson and talk about the republicans for a moment and how he's up in iowa. >> yeah. >> real contender. you know, most other republicans haven't really taken him on. do you think that changes now?
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it's pretty hard to attack a guy who is an arc published neo-natal or pre-natal brain surgeon. he's a figure who is revered in evangelical circles and home schooling circles. people talk about the republican primary as though it's taking place in these two orderly lanes. it is a roller derby and now carson has bounced trump out of number one in iowa, and i can't wait to see how trump responds. >> he's been pretty hands off so far. we'll see if that trend continues. nicolle wallace, steve karnaky, good to have you both here, thank you. >> ben carson will be chuck todd's guest this sunday on ""meet the press" and donald trump, of course, will join us right here on monday for our live town hall meeting with new hampshire voters to join that conversation. send your questions using the hashtag trumptoday. in the meantime we're learning more about the raid to free isis prisoners that led to the first u.s. combat death in that country in four years. nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in iraq for us this morning. richard, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, savannah. u.s. officials are describing that soldier who died here in iraq as a hero saying he acted selflessly, rushing into close combat with isis and saving many lives. nbc news has learned new details this morning about the commando raid that rescued about 70 hostages in iraq. u.s. and allied kurdish forces took off in five helicopters heading to an isis prison on the outskirts of the town of hawija. u.s. officials say the prisoners were about to be execute the, mass graves already dug. american forces man the the perimeter, allied kurdish fighters stormed in but met heavy resistance. and then nbc news has learned one wave of americans followed by a second moved in to help, worried their allies or the hostages would be killed, but isis managed to shoot one
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u.s. officials as selfless and heroic and whose actions saved lives. he was the first american to die in combat in iraq in four years. and questions are being raised why are so-called advisers now involved in close combat? >> in that support role they are allowed to defend themselves and also to defend partner forces and to protect against the loss of innocent life, and that's what played out in this -- in this particular operation. american troops have been operating here in iraq for months on that advise and assist mission. now some are wondering whether they will be more frequently on the front lines in the battle against isis. savannah, back to you. >> richard engel, thank you very much. natally is here with a scary situation on a college campus overnight. >> that's right. good morning, everyone. a dispute over a dice game led to the deadly shooting of a man on the campus of tennessee state university late thursday night.
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police in nashville say the victim was not a student, but two others who were wounded in the shooting are students. officials say they have non-life-threatening injuries. police are still searching for a suspect. another budget showdown brewing in congress as president obama took the first shot vetoing a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill. the president signed the veto in the oval office on thursday. the bill had pass the the house and the senate earlier this month. obama accused republicans of resorting to gimmicks and prohibiting changes needed to address modern security threats. congressional republicans called the president's veto reckless, cynical and downright dangerous. the veto forces congress to revise the bill or try to settle a larger budget dispute. it is official. wisconsin republican paul ryan is running for speaker of the house, a job he's virtually assured of getting. ryan had said that he would only run if republicans united behind him to avoid constant leadership battles, and by the end of the
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support of conservative and moderate factions. ryan said it's now time to move forward as one team. the full house votes for speaker next thursday. we're getting a closer look this morning at a sophisticated drug tunnel discovered along the u.s.-mexico border in california. homeland security officials raided this tunnel on thursday. they found ten tons of marijuana inside. some rooms were filled nearly to the ceiling with drugs. 16 people have been detained after officials surprised workers underground. the tunnel entrance was reportedly hidden inside a fake carpet store south of san diego. and we're getting this amazing bird's eye view which gives us a unique perspective of the world's biggest passenger plane, a camera crew in a helicopter was flying directly over an emirates a-380 plane in the skies over dubai. the two aircrafts only about 150
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feet apart, but this close call was actually planned. the stunt was part of a promotional campaign for the airlines. still, that a-380 has four engines which has a lot of turbulence so you wouldn't want to be flying anywhere near that. >> what a shot. >> commercial campaign going well. >> got the shot. >> exactly. >> the natally, thank you so much. mr. roker, what's shakeing? >> as we look at rest of the country's weather for today, we do see a wide swath of rain from texas where we got the coastal flooding potential all the way up into the upper mississippi river valley. both coasts though looking pretty good with plenty of sunshine. we're going to get to your local forecast com fx: bae // sent 1:00pm forget the scooter, now she wants a bike pick-up? right this way. i ordered this online. yeah, let me have a look.zthanks hey guys! he-ey robbie! nice, right? buy now, online and through our mobile app and pick up in store.
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happy birthday, honey. because every day is an opportunity to make your day better. walmart. . we have a cool 53 degrees in the city. that's the low this morning. 40s north and west. a chilly breeze increasing out of the north and northwest will keep it crisp and cool today. it's bright and sunny. best we do is 60. most of the day in the 50s. low 40s in the city tonight. tomorrow upper 50s. sunny start, cloudier finish. couple of light morning showers on sunday. quiet monday, tuesday. upper 50s. low 60s on wednesday. rain wednesday night into thursday. >> and that's your latest weather. carson. >> thanks, al. coming up, a fast turnaround. why mcdonald's and its famed golden arches are shining a little bit brighter this morning. and an emotional interview, 9 patients of a 4-year-old little girl who was killed in a road rage incident in new mexico. they are speaking out for the first time.
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good morning. it's 7:26. i'm darlene rodriguez on this friday morning. we're following breaking news in yonkers. firefighters are at the scene of a five-alarm fire that damaged several stores. ed hughes joins us from chopper 4 with the latest. ed? >> yeah, darlene. as you can see, we're starting to get a little light here. you can start to see the extent of the damage from the 99 cent store. 5 south prod way in yonkers. totally gone. it's a total loss. firefighters were concerned. look how close st. john's close is to this. they were trying to save that. they did. there is some smoke damage to the inside of the church. no reports of any major injuries. as i pull back out, the streets are still shut down, many in this area. let's look at the rest of the can morning commute with emily west. >> good morning. we have delays new jersey transit north jersey coastline. 30-minute delays due to signal
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uptown 1 trains, f and the g, some downtown trains, some church avenue to smith street. the gowanus westbound at pryoospect. accident here. another on the belt westbound at flatbush avenue. delays on the garden state parkway. >> thanks you very much. we'll be right back with the forecast. the trepd nd is chillier the next couple of days. starting out in the 40s and 50s. 30s in the suburbs tonight. upper 50s tomorrow.
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sun followed by clouds. early shower or two sunday. quiet early next week and rain late wednesday into thursday. darlene? coming up on the "today" show, desks without chairs. a look at what experts are saying about the health benefits of standing desks. another local update in a half hour.
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7:30 now on this friday morning. it's the 23rd of october, 2015 already, and we're getting an early start to the weekend. we've got a great concert on the plaza. carrie underwood will take our stage in our next hour. can't wait for that. >> looking forward to that, but first a look at what's making headlines this morning. patricia is now the strongest hurricane ever measured. the category 5 storm with winds near 200 miles per hour is heading towards mexico's pacific coast and could make landfall later today. it's going to be another day of heavy rain across parts of texas and oklahoma. on thursday downpours triggered
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dozens of rescues in the odessa area. and hillary clinton wrapped up her long-awaited appearance before the house benghazi commit they. during the 11-hour hearing the former secretary of state and democratic front-runner said she never saw increased security requests for security personnel in the region. an alleged gunman who killed a 4-year-old girl in a road rage incident face adjudge heard. nbc's almaguer said down with the parents. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. for the first time speaking at length a heartbroken family is sharing this grief, this as su pspect remains behind bars here. police say he has not only confessed to the crime, but they have also received the car and the gun used in the shooting. tony torrez behind bars this morning after facing a judge for the first time.
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>> i characterize this offense, again, as one of the most will full, wanton and atrocious offenses in this city's history 12345092-year-old has not yet entered a plea, facing several felonies, including the murder of 4-year-old illeana garcia. >> i'm just in disbelief. >> reporter: lilly was shot in the head as her father drove her home from school. >> she had this personality that just, you know, took charge and just was, you know, like a firecracker, you know. >> she would definitely not make this interview happen right now. she's be jumping all over the place. hi. my name is illeana rose garcia. >> reporter: detectives have assked alan garcia not to talk about the shooting. >> i would never mean to cut people off and when i have done it i feel like such a jerk and i wave to them. i hope they can read lips when they say i'm sorry >> reporter: case of road rage
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that began with yelling a ended with gunfire. >> there's so many what ifs. >> reporter: racked with guilt garcia says little lilly asked to sit next to her big brother isaac just before the shooting. >> if i would have let her move her seat over six inches, six inches. >> reporter: lilly loved the piano, loved life and especiallycr brother. as parents, how do you guys move forward? >> because of that little guy over there. i have no choice but because of him. >> reporter: isaac still wears the coat first responders gave him as they rushed to save his little sister. how do you remember lilly's spirit? >> big, beautiful smile from ear
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to ear and big beautiful brown eyes. >> her laugh. she always had a laugh. >> reporter: this grieving family says all parents should hug their children a little bit tight they are morning. they say so much can change simply driving them to or from school. guys, back to you. >> miguel almaguer, thank you. that hurts so much. >> and our prayers are with them. >> let's get a check of the weather now with al. >> as we're watching hurricane patricia, a category 5 storm, it's back in 2005 we had another hurricane that was going to make landfall in the u.s. tomorrow. hurricane will marks made landfall in cozumel, mexico, october 21st, 2005, a category 4 storm with 150-mile-per-hour wind, and then it made landfall october 24th in cape romano, florida, a category 3. 120-mile-per-hour winds. this was a devastating storm. ten tornadoes occurring in
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22 deaths and caused $21 billion in damage. it was the fourth category 5 of the season, the lowest pressure for an atlantic hurricane and the last landfalling hurri al, cool, crisp morning out there. low 50s. murray hills 52. 53 in the park. seeing a lot of 40s in the suburbs north and west. seeing the winds staring up out of the north and west and pulling in chillier air. going to be a cooler day. may struggle to 60. most of day in the 50s with bright, sunny skies. low 40s tonight. 30s suburbs. upper 50s. sun followed by clouds tomorrow. couple of light showers early sunday. afternoon sun. upper 50s monday, tuesday. rain on wednesday night. >> all right. that's your latest weather and, of course, everybody is getting ready because the best night of the week is getting ready to happen because that is sunday night "football night in america." eagles going to the carolina panthers.
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stand out. by design. charged up. by design. we're back now. 7:41 with the reason that ronald mcdonald might be smiling a little big they are morning. >> after years of slumping sales, mcdonald's strategy to turn things around appears to finally be paying off. "ttuoday" national correspondent craig melvin is here with more. >> they are likely loving it at mcdonald's. good morning, guys. for the first time in two years mickey d's has seen a quarterly increase in sales, so is this
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comeback for the fast food giant and what might their turnaround mean for the entire industry? the golden arches are glowing. mcdonald's reported thursday earnings grew to $1.3 billion or $1.40 a share. that's a 23% increase over the same period a year ago. >> thank you. you have a good day, you, too. >> take care. >> reporter: what's behind ronald's apparent resurgence? mcdonald's chief executive credits the chain's focus on fewer bigger initiatives. in the last few years the company has added healthier options and switched out ingredients in a bid to keep up with competitors like chipotle, subway and panera bread who are already meeting a customer demand for more healthier natural menu options. >> they are certainly making an effort to make their menu healthier. the company has made a commitment to the use cage-free eggs in their products and also they are saying if you do buy a happy meal, you can opt for fruit instead of fries if that's what you want. >> it's time to put more mmm in
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your morning. >> reporter: and making every night owl's fantasy, the company now offers all-day breakfast, something consumers have craved for years and while all-day supreme court fast seems to be a success so far, it's mcdonald's slow evolution that has wall street and consumers aattention. >> mcdonald's has to react. they have to change their menu. they have to offer healthier options if they are going to succeed in the fast food space. >> reporter: so mcdonald's also credits the turnaround to its new premium butter milk crispy sandwich as well as -- as well as the switch from butter to margarine in its breakfast sandwich. >> where are the sandwiches? i don't believe you. >> i heard you're watching your waistline. >> we're not loving you, craig melvin. >>ha i could have brought a healthier option. >> it's investigative journalism. >> next time i'll bring some mis. >> butter milk, crispy. >> and go out and explore the mercedes-benz while you're at it. >> on that note, good day. >> good day, sir.
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nearly severed his arm. he was dropping off someone on oakland avenue when they were attacked. the driver was struck in the arm with a large knife, possibly a machete. he was airlifted to stony brook hospital. his friend was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. police say the suspects got away with jewelry, a cell phone and cash. let's take a look at the morning commute with emily west. >> darlene, 30-minute delays on north jersey coastline. that's going to be a slowdown. 45 minutes at the george. an hour at the lincoln. 30 minutes both approaches at the lincoln. belt westbound flatbush avenue, exit 11. you're going to find delays from an accident. closure on 35 southbound between harmony road to kings highway and delays near six flags. 195 eastbound near exit 22. thank you. let's check the weather today. breezy, sunny, high of 60. tonight, cool 42 degrees. sun gives way to clouds. 59 is the high. sunday, light rain in the morning. 64. monday a few clouds with a high of 58. tuesday, sun and clouds.
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59 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, country music superstar carrie underwood performs on the plaza.
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friday, october 23rd, 2015. >> we love carrie! >> we're here this morning from indiana state. >> here to see carrie, ! >> all the way from north dakota to see carrie underwood! >> and welcome back to "today" whampt a crowd. what a morning and what a concert we are about to have. carrie underwood is here. she's out mixing and mingling with the crowd already this morning. we're so happy to have her. she's one of my absolute favorites so i'm freaking out. >> you are freaking out. a new record which is fantastic.
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stuff from her and some of her classics as well all coming up. by the way, the music doesn't stop there. "five seconds of summer," they will take over the plaza next wednesday. the boys from down under are out with their much-anticipated sophomore album. looking forward to having them on the plaza. >> wrangler will be back at that time and we'll check back in with him. >> go, wrangler. >> check back with wrangler of his last leg on the road tour. >> let's head inside with natalie with a check of the top stories. hey, nat. >> good morning to you. at least 42 people have died after a bus full of retirees on a day trip collided with a truck and burst into flames in france. it happened on what one official called a dangerous bend near the renowned wine region of bordeaux. about ten people survived because the bus driver was able to force open a door. the bus victims were members of a social club. the accident is the deadliest bus crash in france in more than three decades. hillary clinton says it is
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time to move forward together after an 11-hour grilling by house republicans thursday at a hearing on the deadly 2012 attacks in benghazi, libya. four americans died in that attack, including ambassador chris stevens. he had sent hundreds of requests for more security but none to secretary clinton. >> the did you ever talk to ambassador stevens when all of this was going on in the hotbed of libya? >> well -- >> that is a yes or no question, madam secretary, i'm sorry. >> i believe -- >> yes or no, please. >> i believe i did. >> now clinton heads back to the campaign trail appearing with her husband tomorrow at the state democratic party dinner in iowa. and in the race for the republican presidential nomination, one new poll has ben carson surging ahead of donald trump in the key state of iowa. carson meantime is out with his first ads today, one declaring that washington is broken and together we can drain the swamp.
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half a million dollars in the advertising space in the first four primary states. he still trails trump in national polls. ben carson will be chuck todd's guest sunday on "meet the press." and donald trump is going to join us monday on "today" for a live town hall meeting with new hampshire voters to join the conversation just send your questions using the hashtag trumptoday. a coffee break at a trending national cafe turned into a close call. you can see the man seated by the window. he's pointing at something outside and then he and the woman next to him look alarmed and they move back. that's when you see this bus plowing through the storefront. the driver had reported mechanical problems and got everyone off the bus which then rolled backward on its own. fortunately nobody on the bus or inside the cafe was injured. that's some good news there. guys. >> thank goodness they were paying attention. natalie, thank you. now to a noticeable change happening in classrooms all
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>> nbc's joe fryer takes a look at a trend that has students taking a stand. >> reporter: the old-fashioned school desk is getting a new makeover with models that shift between sitting and standing. >> when you start to kind of like space out in class and you can stand up and you refocus. >> when i get into school i like to stand up, but after recess i like to sit down and rest my legs. >> reporter: there's a new normal for fifth through eighth graders at alexandria country day school in virginia. >> the research is very clear that standing is far healthier than sitting, and we wanted to do something bold. >> across the country standing desks are popping up in schools, businesses and even the white house is reportedly requesting money for them. >> my reaction is this is the future. i mean what, you're seeing on your screen is the future. >> reporter: researchers james levine says getting students to move around more during the school day helps not just their bodies but their brains with test scores jumping 10% to 15%. >> the data consistently
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are allowed to move during their school day they learn better. >> better yet, show me. >> reporter: at this elementary school in northern california, nearly every classroom now has standing desks. >> standing more helps me not be so jittery. >> reporter: these one dozen not transform into a sitting pougs but students don't seem to mind. do you ever get sick of standing? >> no, not that much. >> reporter: the key is mixing it up. when they are tired kids are encouraged to take a seat or swing their legs on a part of the desk capped the fidget bar. why do you think they seem to work so well? >> number one is the kids are standing up straight. they have great posture. number two, it seems to be giving them more energy and better focus. >> reporter: parent julia starr had helped the school raise money for the desks and now hopes to put them in every public school through her nonprofit stand-up kids. she says flipping an elementary school costs about $150,000. >> if these desks are going to last 15 or 20 years, that is
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single fixed cost but a long-term investment in kids' health. >> reporter: a way to help students take a stand. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, san rafael, california. >> that's a great idea. >> i love when you add to the "today" show budget installation of fidget bars underneath. >> i've got a standing desk in my office and you walked at a standing radio board. >> radio, stand up and do it. >> better for your health and brain and kids showed in improved test scores. >> in my brief lawyer life i had the a standing desk. >> and coming up, we're bringing back the friday fishbowl. >> and plus the music video from adele we have been waiting for more than three years to see, and we will show it to you. >> and, of course, one of music's new stars is here. carrie underwood will be live on
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you be good.x alright. letting go... don't say a word. it's a little easier when you've saved for college, with state farm. >> we're back at 8:10. people try to be on your best behavior. carrie underwood is joining us. yeah. >> this will be good warmup for your show in a little bit. >> thanks for being here. >> we already did sing a song. we've done everything for the crowd. the crowd's great. >> very mice. >> warming up the crowd. >> we have a huge debatable topic this morning. >> okay. >> when you are on an airline, do you recline your seat? that's the issue. got a lot of attention this week because did you hear about the two passengers who got into a fight about it? one tried to recline the seat
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and they got into a fight so they had to make an emergency landing which is insane and now a debate over whether it's right or wrong to recline. most of us say you can recline. >> that's right. >> with a caveat. >> of course you can. >> the other side feels very strongly that it is not right. one yahoo! commenter wrote the seats are just too close together to allow a person to recline recline. it really imposes on the passenger behind and another passenger who is 6'1" it's rude to ram your seat into someone else's niece which is inevitably what happened. >> but if you both recline then you get the same space. >> look behind. >> go slowly, and give them a little look to say i'm pushing back. >> what say you, carrie underwood? >> i don't -- i don't want people behind me to not like me so i do only just lean back a little bit though i would like to recline a little more. >> have you seen those things that you can actually put and buy? >> causing big problems. >> yeah. >> knee guards. >> it's not unethical to
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the button is there and if everyone does it then you -- >> how you do it. the person has their tray down and they are eating don't just slam your seat back, do it cautiously. >> you can even glance through the seat. >> yeah. >> and the seat space is so small now that you have to make up for that. otherwise you're like right there in the passenger front. >> everybody has to lean back. >> lean back. >> lean back. >> does your drink say about you? bartenders are telling us they are spilling all their thoughts about this topic on the social news site reddit. what do they think if you say make it a strong one? >> they think you're cheap and annoying. bar tenders who say that don't know what they are talking about. >> oh, okay. >> i always say don't be shy. don't be shy. >> i'm like fill her up. fill her up. heavy hand. >> and what if you order a madori sour. >> i've never had that. >> what is a madori sour. >> it's green. >> prepare to be carded because bartenders see that as a dead
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giveaway that you're underway. >> like peach schnopp's. >> beer and wine. >> yeah. >> beer and wine. >> that's safe. >> manhattan, if you order a manhattan the bartender thinks you want to get drunk real quick. >> my grandma used to always get a manhattan. >> a sophisticated old-school drink. >> yag mister. >> like an old-fashioned, tom collins. >> i can be kind of like oh, do you have like a velvety chardonnay or whatever? >> they think you're snobby. >> who are you? >> i like the gin and tonic, i just discovered that this summer. >> just discovered it. it's magic. >> do you like the light beef or ipa or crafty. >> just beer. it's like a summery kind of thing, out at the lake, at a sporting event, have you a beer. >> i'm with you. >> guys, welcome to the friday fishbowl. there's one problem. >> no fishbowl. >> there we go. >> kind of hoping they would never find it.
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>> we pass it around and you take a question around and answer as fast as you can and try to do it as fast as we can. would you rather, would you rather go back in time and meet your ancestors and jump in the future and meet your great, great great grandchildren. >> would you rather know when you're going to die or how you're going to die. >> my gosh. my word. >> have to pick one. >> when or how. >> i'd rather know how. >> i think that's right. >> carrie. >> would you rather have no internet or no cell phone. >> i would say no cell phone because you can still like send messages. >> good. >> bingo. >> would you feel worse if no one showed up to your wedding or if no one showed up to your funeral. >> i'd go with wedding because i'm dead, who cares. >> really. >> it's not like i'm going to sit up and say where is everybody? >> would you rather be a rock star or a movie star? >> a country star. >> thank you. >> mine is sort of in line, would you rather be fitch or famous. >> rich.
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>> you can buy fame. >> exactly. >> do we keep going. >> one more. >> one more round. >> give carrie one more. >> would you rather have only '80s the clothes that you wear or '80s the hairstyle. >> clothes. >> would you rather be the other gender or a kid again is. >> oh, a kid again. >> that's a good question. >> except for the death question. >> you wouldn't know anyway. >> that's the right call. >> love it when you're talking. where is everybody. >> "pop start" and carson has the scoop on two of the biggest names in the miss. >> let's get to it. first to adele and what we've all been waiting for and that's new music. open your eyes this morning in the overnight adele magically released the first musical video from her upcoming album called "25."
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hauntingly beautiful, take a look. i must have fallen down to tell you i'm sorry for everything >> remember those goose bumps you had three years ago. they are back now. she picks up right where she left off with a monster hit song. >> beautiful. >> great new album. her voice is just better, stronger. >> it's like butter. >> yeah. >> "hello" already trending on social media. her album "25" comes out friday, november 20th. >> gosh. now to a worldwide exclusion frif rod stewart who is celebrating the release today of his new album "another country." it's his 29th studio album. one song you're going to hear called way back home. here's your first look at video.
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and we always kept the laughter and the smiles on our face and that good old-fashioned way with pride and full of grace >> remember the rod stewart chills you used to have? >> no. of course, fantastic. post the the the whole video at and great news our great friend rod stewart will be joining us live right here on "today," monday, november 2nd. >> would you rather rod stewart or adele? >> both. >> okay. >> both. >> mash that up. >> yes. >> all right. that's your "pop start" today. meantime, day three of wrangler on the road. our puppy with a purpose has been out and about this week making new friends in washington, d.c. and dallas along the way. this morning he's joining sheinelle jones in the city of brotherly love. sheinelle, good morning. hi, wrangler. >> good morning to you, carson. good morning. we're -- we're calling this the city of puppy love this morning, and take a look at this crowd behind me. we have people -- we have people, carson, who have
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traveled all the way from baltimore, and we all have one thing in common. we adore wrangler. he has had such a great trip here in philadelphia. in fact, take a look. the it was up in the air again as wrangler made his way back east. more lessons to be learned at the airport. >> welcome, wrangler. >> reporter: not everything or everyone is carry-on size. >> wrangler, you want to meet some new friends. >> reporter: once he landed our puppy with a purpose met with visually impaired veterans at v.a. medical center in philadelphia, people he could be helping one day. convincing one man to take an important step forward. >> i talked to somebody from guiding eyes before, and -- and since then i've just been thinking about it, but now that i've actually seen wrangler, i would take him home right now. >> reporter: after a busy week of planes, trains and automobiles, new friends and new experiences, he couldn't come to
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the city of brotherly love without doing one thing. >> every dog has their learning curve and for wrangler stairs were definitely a challenge, but he's been working really hard and he's made a lot of progress. >> reporter: challenge accepted. >> come on, wrangler. come on, buddy. and conquered. >> reporter: he did it. wasn't that adorable moment. we love wrangler. can i tell you, a lot of people have been asking me is wrangler tired? how is he holding up? he's done such a fantastic job. he has such a wonderful temperament but i have to say, oh, savannah, i heard you yesterday. he's asking about you. i think he's ready to come home. though we love him here in filly. >> we love him, too. send him home.
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enough of this road stuff. >> right. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: but it's time. it's time. >> thanks, sheinelle. thanks so much. >> and come home, wrangler. >> the pope and now our famous puppy, a lot of action going on. >> that's good. >> for more on puppies like wrangler go to gu
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>> now to today's american story with bob dotson. >> he's searched the country for stories people didn't know about and on this day we asked bob to share his story. >> reporter: shortest distance between two people is a good story. what's the most unusual thing you've sold? >> christmas trees in february. i'm not kidding. >> reporter: once you know someone's story you see what you have in common. >> they tell me you speak two languages. >> yes. >> reporter: you begin to understand each other. my grandfather paul bailey told me that when i was 1 years old. we were rocking on the front porch after dinner. he used to be in conversations like this. did i ever tell you about my honeymoon? well, no, but even at 8 i was interested. we found my oldest brother, missing for 20 years, and then he pulled a postcard from his pocket written to his mother
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ma, we found vance. more later. people often ask why i became a storyteller. all my life i've been trying to tell a tale as well as my grandfather. the first time i did a story on the "today" show i called my grandmother to say what dub think about it? there was a long pause at the end of the line. finally she said, bobby, i think you ought to learn a trade, a trade? yeah, they are not going to keep paying you for four minutes work a day. well, grandma, they have. from red hair to gray. i have spent a lifetime criss-crossing this country listening to your stories. if you could create the perfect candy for him, what would it be? >> probably a heart. >> i watched the forest disappear and disappear, and i realized that this is it.
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anything about it so i'll try to do something. >> reporter: wisdom doesn't always wear a suit. my dad taught me that. bill dotson had a fifth grade education, but he went 23 years to night school. he became an optician, opened his own company the year his youngest son contracted polio. that me. a doctor urged my parents not to give up hope. 30 years later they saw me sitting on the big toe of the statue of liberty. hi climbed to the top for a story on the "today" show. bob dotson, nbc news, at statue of liberty. all of my life i have tried to face each day with the same spirit that pulled our ancestors to these shores, the willingness to explore new places and opportunities. it is part of our geography of hope. >> how do i know? >> favorite. >> reporter: happily my wife
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she has sacrificed much, but we're still together. we just celebrated our 43rd anniversary. our only daughter amy now has two curious little storytellers of her own. zoe and aidan who once asked the probing question to a woman from turkey, what's turkey like? is it a lot like chicken? telling tales on television is a bit like writing on smoke. after a brief mention, the men and women i profile drifted away. the lessons they left us though linger. >> this is the last best place, it truly is, and it doesn't have any choice but to survive. >> reporter: now it's time to teach the next generation how to find those people. so this will be my last "american story" for the "today" show. people always ask what was your favorite?
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the next one. >> wow. >> the and can we raise our glass to bob dotson. you are such a class act. >> the best storyteller in the business, always said. >> happy anniversary too. >> well, yes. >> yes. >> when i started at nbc, i was given a really good piece of advice. read bob dotson's book and i did and try to be like him, and i think we all look up to you so much, bob, and we're just so profoundly grateful for everything that you've brought to this show. >> here, here. >> you brought the stories that you introduced us to that we've never known. so much better for it. >> if you keep this up, i'm going to have to have two glasses. >> take a look at that monitor, i have to say some of your fans are outside on our plaza and people who have loved you over the years and want to give you a fond farewell and there's another familiar face here. do we have mrs. dotson. >> there she is. >> and we thank her as well because we know that these jobs take you away from family a lot,
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and she's been generous to share you with us all these years. >> you bet. >> we will miss you. >> we love you, bob. bob dotson. >> enjoy your retirement. >> cheers. coming up, we'll get a live concert from carrie underwood but first on a friday morning, a check of your local news and weather. good morning, everyone. 8:26.
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it is a friday morning. looking at the george washington bridge. i'm darlene rodriguez. firefighters are still at the scene of a fire that damaged several stores in yonkers. a 99 crept store on south broadway. the fire broke out at 11:00 last night, grew to five alarms, spread to other businesses as well. firefighters were able to keep the flames away from st. john's church next door. parts of that historic church date back to the late 1700s. here's emily west with details about an accident involving a school bus in new jersey. what happens, em? route 35 is closed due to that crash between harmony and kings. a couple accidents on 80. >> let's check the weather.
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tomorrow, sun giving way to clouds. 59 is the high. sunday, late rain in the morning. 64 degrees. monday, a few clouds, high of 58. tuesday, 59. coming up on the "today" show, bob saget talks about his new role in the broadway show "hand
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it's the 23rd of october, 2015. and what a great crowd we have this morning, and they have been getting a treat. carrie underwood has been out here warming up the crowd. she's about to take our live city concert stage at any moment. we are very excited for that. good morning, everybody. >> but first, if you're in an '80s mood on this flashback friday, we have the movie for you. >> indeed we do. the live action reboot of the popular animated series "jim and the hole gramtz," dylan drier's favorite, by the way, out from our sister company about a small town girl who catapulted from underground video sensation to superstar. >> and molly ringwald is in it. have her later on this morning. now a check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got going on for this weekend starting, of course, with your fall foliage and weekend outlook, looking good. heavy rain making its way from the gulf coast all the way into valley. some clouds in the pacific northwest. seaboard.
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for wet weather stretching from new england all the way down into the gulf coast where the heavy rain will continue. flooding is going to be a big problem. look for showers along the pacific northwest coast and some clouds around the western great lakes. sunshine. heading to a high of 60 this afternoon. brisk wind, north 0 to 15. gusting to 20 miles per hour at times. suburbs north and west, in the 50s. low 40s friday night. 30s northwestern suburbs. chilly breeze persisting. tomorrow, sun and clouds late. 59. sunday, drying out in the afternoon. nice monday and tuesday of next week. >> and that is your latest weather. well, meantime, tomorrow is "usa today"'s make a difference day, and andy yost from guinette is here to join us. thank you very much.
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how did this day get started, volunteers >> 1929 was a leap year, an extra day so "usa today" asked its readers to give back to the community and it started then. doing this for a long time now. this year we have 700 projects across the country and 80 in our gannett markets. thousands of people are volunteering. >> people want to get involved the how do they do it? >> and any group that signs up can win a contribution of $10,000 to a charity ever their choice. >> thank you so much. loved the "back to the future" issue yesterday. >> all right. >> now let's back inside. guys. >> all right. thank you so much. now to our special series with the nfl "together we make football." >> that's right. it's all about how the game inspires people on and off the field and willie is here with this week's story. >> good morning, guys. good to see you. each year more than 35,000 children are born with a congenital heart defect and their parent are left feeling hopeless. for one north carolina family a
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field and into their lives. >> the doctor told us there's just something that doesn't look right. our hearts just kind of hit the floor at that point, and we got the news. >> her right ventricle wasn't big enough to do all the work of the right side. it's a journey. it's a difficult journey and a lot of circumstances. >> reporter: in the fall of 2014, primrose galloway underwent two open heart surgeries in her first three days of life. in the midst of her daughter's hospital state brent galloway was surprised to sea his favorite nfl player for a checkup. don't talk to him, just walk, keep going, and i was like you know what, he's just another dad going through something familiar. >> heart families and cardiac families and cardiac babies there's a special connection. >> reporter: olsen's son t.j. was born one year earlier than
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primrose in the same hospital with a similar heart defect. the dads became a support system and later that season both families had reason to celebrate. >> it is a perfect day for football. crowd settling into their chairs. >> she was doing better so we could feel better about ourselves leaving her for a short time. the emotions that i had during the game like actually getting to watch it live, it was indescribable. i can't really describe it, and i actually had you on my fantasy football team. it's going to be a good day. >> reporter: it was the first time the galloways had left the hospital since primrose was born. it was a special day for the the olsens as well. >> not only your first game and your first step towards normalcy of getting out of hospital and primrose was getting better, that was the first game we were able to bring t.j. the wait game ended, scoring the winning touchdown. >> oh, my goodness! >> incredible theater at bank of
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>> and then i got interviewed forget it. usually do a good job of controlling my emotions. it just kind of all came out >> you know, it was just an awesome game, you know, and the best thing about it is my little guy got to be here and see me play for the first time and, you know, that just meant a lot to my family. >> primrose recently celebrated her 1st birthday. she's on the road to recovery and the galloways know they are not walking alone. >> when you're going through it, you need that sense of hope. greg tries to be that person. >> i think it meant the world to him that he had another dad to connect with. >> we still keep in touch with countless families like current and kayla. it's a remarkable thing to experience. >> it doesn't matter who it was really. it's what they did for you, gave you that little piece of hope, that things can get better.
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>> greg and which is wife kara started the hardest yard foundation providing at-home nursing care for families whose babies were born with a conjent at all heart defect. great tight end and better guy and based on the reaction a pretty good looking guy here. >> and a darling little girl primrose. >> primrose, we love that story. remember, we want to hear from you guys. can you head to to share your story. if we feature it, you'll get a chance to win a trip to super bowl 50 in the bay area. >> good, thank you. >> also to remind you can catch greg and the undefeated panthers taking on savannah's baby vale's philadelphia eagles. that's "sunday night football" right here on nbc. a great game. >> eagles. coming up next, carrie underwood gets our plaza rocking with a live concert, but, first, on friday morning, this is "today"
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>> and we are so proud to welcome carrie underwood to our city concert stage celebrating the release of her new album "storyteller" but before she looks a look at this country superstar's remarkable career. >> it was this voice that launched a career into super stardom after winning "american idol" ten years ago. >> curbedwood! >> carrie underwood is now a household name. singer, songwriter, actress and mom to 8-month-old isaiah. >> she's had 21 number one songs, co-writing 11 of them. sold over 58 million records worldwide and received 100 major
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she's only 32 years old. >> from playing maria in nbc's "sound of mike" live. waiting all day for sunday night >> to rocking the theme for "sunday night football" this oklahoma-born superstar has the midas touch. i don't smoke >> today she releases her fifth studio album "storyteller" and is bringing the heat to the plaza right now. and here she is on our city concert stage. carrie underwood. >> i want to hear you guys singing along to this one. sing it along to this one. right have to slow dancing
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right now her probably buying her song and can't shoot whiskey right now hardly ever hard to showing how to do the comfortable and you don't know i dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped up four-wheel drive carved my name into his limousine i took a viewville slugger to both headlines and grabbed it baby you think before you leave right now you're probably up thinking some blackjack version of mariah carey's oldie and right now you probably saying i'm drunk and even saying
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right now you probably and he don't know i dug my key into the side of his pretty souped up four-wheel drive and carved my name into his limousine a told a louisville slugger to both headlights and maybe next time he'll think before he speaks oh, you know it won't are all me
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not on me >> help me out right now. cause i took my key into the side of his pretty little souped up four-wheel drive carved my name into his limousine and i took a view lill slugger to both head light and maybe next time he'll think before he speaks because i dig my keys into the side of his pretty little souped up four-wheel drive carved my name into his limousine and took a louisville slugger to both headlights smashed on all four sides and maybe next time he'll think before he speaks
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before he speaks >> yeah! >> carrie underwood is just getting started. we're back with much more music, but first, this is "today" on nbc. i'm michael douglas,
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>> 1 months old. about to be into everything, like fully 100% mobile and i'm going to have to hide a lot of things in my house. >> you'll start running after him. >> i do anyway. but it's about to get real. >> goes on the road and is a pretty good traveler. >> have his own bus? >> have almost our own bus. i think he gets bored. >> and the new record is called "storyteller" getting great reviews which is surprised to you because you never read the reviews. >> it's great in my heart and we worked really hard about it. if these people like it, that's awesome. these are the people i worry about. >> "smoke break" off the record is the most rising single. >> it's done so well and people
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well and a good reminder to me to just take a break in my life and like sit down and have a cup of tea or cup of coffee. >> what is your equivalent to a smoke break? >> that's it for me. like before everybody gets up in the morning, making my cove, sitting down and -- and just, i don't know. >> a little me time, a little mom time. >> quiet time. >> and you're going on tour in 2016. >> yes, i am. >> for people that buy my album on my website they get early access to tickets to the tour for 2016. >> i like that. >> what are you going to sing for you right now? >> we're going to do smoke break. >> everybody, take a break. she's a small-town, hard-working woman just trying to make a living working three jobs, feeding
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when you never taking nothing and doing nothing but giving it's hard to be a good wife christian she said i don't drink, but sometimes i need a stiff drink sipping from a highball glass let the world fade away she said i don't smoke, but sometimes i need a long drag yeah, i know it might sound bat, but sometimes i need a smoke break he's a big-city, hard-working man just trying to climb the heard first generation to go to college instead of driving a tractor never had nothing handed to
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it's hard to be a good man, good son, do something good that matters he said i don't drink, but sometimes i wanna pop that top take a swig and make the world stop and watch it fade away he said i don't smoke, but sometimes i wanna light it up yeah, when things get you have to, sometimes i need a smoke break, yeah so here's to you and here's to when the day gets long go ahead, i understand if you wanna take a load off i don't drink, but sometimes i
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sipping from a highball glass let the world fade away yeah, and i don't smoke, but sometimes i need a long drag yeah, i know it might sound bad, but sometimes i need a -- sometimes i need a when the day gets long when the work's all done when the sun sets when you need to forget grab that cup, fill it up sip it slow and let it all go
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>> carrie underwood, thank you so much. got a lot more music coming up. we're back in a moment.
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>> the we are back with the woman of the hour, carrie underwood. you've been playing my favorites this morning. do you have a favorite, a favorite song you love singing? >> ever, favorite ever? >> well, sure. i'll take it. >> i don't know if i have a favorite ever, but we were just
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talking about "something in the water." that's definitely one of my favorites, a classic, "jesus take the wheel." >> we should also mention for the eight lgt year in a row you'll host the cmas with brad paisley november 4. you'll be watching that. also nominated for two that night. extra special for career. >> and you're headed home to the baby. >> get to see my son and get some snuggle time. probably be asleep when i get home or something. like no. >> never wake a sleeping baby. >> what's coming up next hour? >> bob saget is joining us. >> that's right. >> and are you cooking today? >> i've got my favorite fall food is an apple crisp cobbler. would you like to stay for that? >> baby, apple crisp cobbler. >> we'll send you some. >> more music from carrie coming up in our 9:00 hour and in our 10:00 hour. thank you so much. >> love having you here. >> "storyteller" the name of the record out today. it's tremendous. some of your best work yet. thanks for being here this morning. appreciate it. >> go pick up the record and we'll leave it up to you guys, but first your local news and weather
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good morning, everyone. 53 degrees out. it is 8:57, friday morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. emergency crews at the scene of the accident involving school bus in new jersey. chopper 4 over middletown. >> you can see horrendous pictures. one of the worst i have seen of a rear-end accident. southbound 35, south of new monmouth road. look at the cab of that school bus. the driver of it was airlifted to jersey shore medical center in critical condition. the good news, no reports of any
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kids on the school bus. highway. live in chopper 4, ed hughes. back to you in the studio. >> ed, thank you very much. today's high for weather, 60 degrees. we'll be back in a half hour
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morning on "today's take country diva carrie underwood hits our stage with a concert to kick off the weekend and then we're in the kitchen with al making the perfect fall dessert, crispy apple cobbler and we'll have a full house when comedian and actor and comic bob sergeant joins us. all that hand more coming up now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a friday morning, a special one here on our plaza, carrie
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and what's amazing is to watch her. she's so interactive with her fans. so incredibly impressive. >> i love that. >> got another song for her this hour which we're psyched about. i'm willie, al and tamron. natalie out on assignment. carrie underwood, the stage presence, the whole thing, the whole voice. >> and exactly the same from the girl we fell in love with an "american idol" and later on today after she's done with all the performances she's going to go home and get snuggle time with her baby boy. so sweet, i love her and she hosts the country music awards. needs a variety show, her personality so effervescent, like adele, a victory of raw talent. you can sing like that, you can make it. >> beautiful thing to say, a victory of raw talent, not about the package, can you come out and sing. >> not much going out. >> the happily undefeated, processed and packaged and defeated.
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>> we set barlow and every day -- >> we're potted meat. there you have it. >> we're the spam. >> well, i love spam. spam with american cheese. >> you like spam. >> that's a win. >> you go to hawaii. >> go to my house. my house must be hawaii. oh, you know, let's goat some serious business here. the benghazi hearing yesterday had to be one of the most incredible critical event that played out before our eyes in many, many years. people are likening it in some bases to the watergate investigation, the depth of it, nevertheless what, it was it a total of 11 hours? >> 11 hours. >> ten until 9:00. former secretary of state hillary clinton taking some very tough questions from republicans. quite combative, not between madam secretary clinton but between the republicans and democrats on that panel. of course, this is the
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in benghazi which cost four americans their lives, including ambassador stevens, chris stevens there, so there were many moments and one in particular that got a lot of buzz this day after representative susan brooks, republican from indiana grilling hillary clinton on her communication with ambassador stevens. take a listen. >> did you ever talk to ambassador stevens when all of this was going on in the hotbed of libya? >> well -- >> that is a yes or no question, madam secretary, yes or no, please. >> yes, i believe i did. >> we have no record that you had any conversations with the ambassador after you swore him in and before he died and you were his boss. >> i was the boss of ambassadors in 270 countries. >> now when you look at the quote, unquote reviews this day after, it really seemed that people did not move one way or the other. if your position was critical of the former secretary of state, that's where people remain and if you were a supporter, that's
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incredible as a viewer, as a journalist, i kept leaving my television and going back and i thought is this a replay? is this still going on? >> see that live bug on msnbc, and it was -- it was really riveting, i don't mean to diminish it by theater, but, you know, to watch this, which was good. our kids watched it during dinner and this is our government in action. >> what was fascinating, too, was most of the confrontation, as you said, was not between hillary clinton and the committee. >> yehis.ah. >> it's between committee members, democrats defending hillary clinton, shouting with republicans back and forth as she kind of almost watched like a tennis match. >> the theater that you were referring to. >> that's not a negative description of it. that's what we watched play out. >> and being -- i actually was working in a radio station, public station during the watergate hearings. >> oh, yeah. >> and hour after hour, day after day of listening to this, and you -- and it was really one of those moments where you thought this is -- this is the -- this is the essence of
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american politics and government at work, and we got to see it again today. >> i happen to believe unlike some people that this was a legitimate hearing because we never had her e-mails before. that's why they went back in on this. >> without the committee we never would have known about the private server and give her an opportunity to explain it and the questions that arose. the hearing was legitimate but i don't think it turned out way republicans wanted it to. >> much like the primaries, the idea of ben carson now has surge the past donald trump in a new poll. >> the pundits explain this and this is a fluid game even though there's been 100 days of trump at top of the poll, by all accounts it was predict that had someone would leapfrog him, whether it would be ben carson i think is a surprise because when you look at -- talk about ying and yang, low-key ben carson, very measured in the way he speaks and then there's donald trump who is holding his first rally in florida today. >> yeah. >> that is the showman of all showmen.
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>> and does he start to take on ben carson now which is going to be interesting pause he's such a temperate measured calm guy. you know, what's going to happen between those two? it's going to be interesting. ben carson is going to be on "meet the press" with chuck todd this sunday, his exclusive guest so it will be interesting to see what happens. >> interesting political season. >>n carson up eight, nine parts, not an outlier and one that showed the exact same number n.iowa ben carson is taking the lead and donald trump would point to the 49 other states and he's still feeling good. >> he would. >> let's move on to something else. our producers grabbed this clip. earlier this week i did a sit-down movie with bradley cooper, sienna miller in it, daniel brul sgle and he's the chef in this. >> plays a chef, famous chef who has sort of fallen on hard times, bradley cooper, and he's working in the kitchen with sienna miller. clearly there's a lot of chemistry between the three of them.
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i'm going to say they were a little loopy. it was the most fun and strangest interview i've ever done. >> come on, let's see it. >> here's a part of it. >> i love to eat, and sort of live for it and the whole experience is getting people together around food is probably my favorite thing about living, one of them. >> hold her back. >> bradley, let's talk about adam. >> yeah. >> the he comes from -- >> no? no. no. >> would you like to talk about someone else. >> yeah, adam, sorry. >> where does that arrogance come from for her? >> thanks, good. so nice to meet you all. >> sorry. >> you know what i like, how you tried to will them in -- >> no. >> like you were talking. >> like the jedi mind trick. >> no, no. >> and i'll tell you why. bradley and i have a history this. we turn serious, trying to talk
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about the movie, he just looks at me and starts laughing. >> why? and then we giggle out together and it evolves into what you saw there. >> spreads to other people. >> it was 30 minutes of that, and just wait until you see the whole interview, so much fun and this movie is so good you're going to love it. >> can we roll the video, don't have to put the sound up, i think i know why. take a look at video if we have it. i spotted something. >> look at that glass, is that vodka, what is that, there's a glass next to you. >> oh, that's stole, a huge tumbler of vodka, drinks on the table there. >> i'm intrigued. >> i think somebody forgot to move the water glass. >> bradley and sienna worked together, of course, on "american sniper" and started shooting this "burnt" afterwards and became the best of friends. when are we airing this in. >> next thursday. >> so you've got to the wait for that. >> next thursday is a huge day then.
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your interview and -- >> sink or swim, pink or swim. you've got a chance to win a new york drip to dunk us in our pink or swim challenge. four people can win a trip to new york, hotel accommodation for one night. send us a photograph of you and tell us in 50 words or less why you deserve to win. go to we have another mystery caller on the line. >> oh. >> who do we have? >> mystery carle, are you there? >> yeah, yeah, i'm on the phone. hey, guys, hey, al, hey, willie, hey, tamron. >> oh, my gosh. >> i'm a big fan of your show. >> is this a cast member from "sopranoses." >> polly walnut. >> i dabble. >> are you involved -- what do you think about pink or swim? >> pink or swim, i think it's a great cause. i want to see you guys dunk the. i want to get to the $10,000 mark so i can see you dunk the. i'll come out there and dunk you myself. >> see you dunk. >> are you from "jersey shore? ."
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>> i'm -- let's just -- let's just say i'm a little bit of this and a little bit that have. >> oh, it's pauley the deejay. >> i like a good time. i like a good time and like pizza. i like -- i like ted cruz. >> all right. >> oh, wait. i got it the. >> say that again. say that again, the last thing. >> i led ted druse frozen custard. >> oh, ellie kemper. >> great voice work, ellie, great voice work. >> very nice. >> i -- i had some -- >> all right, ellie, thank you so much. you're backing us, and can you come down thursday, too. >> i would love to work permitting. i can't make a promise. >> legit, emmy-nominated show
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because i'm getting to the cause. have to get to the $10,000 mark. >> you're amazing. >> thank you, ellie kemper. >> we love you, ellie. >> she's unbreakable but her cell phone connection is a little breakable right now. >> i'm going because we've got a really serious situation in the weather. hurricane patricia, this thing is nowled strongest hurricane ever recorded the way if looks right now. it is going to be -- it's a category 5 storm. it is currently 235 miles southwest of the manzillo, texas, 200-mile-per-hour winds, and pacific coast of mexico has never had a category 5 storm hit. it looks like sometime friday late afternoon today into the evening hours. it weakens quickly but other thing is we have to watch this. catastrophic storm surge expected. upwards of 20 inches of rain expected out of this thing and that moisture is going to stream
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um through mexico into texas. a dangerous situation involving over this weekend. flash flood watches into early next week and looking at coastal flood watches as well. strong rip currents and rainfall amounts as we move through today, about five inches around waco and move into tomorrow. that rain starts to spread into western louisiana and give significant flooding from houston, austin, corpus christi, six inches on sunday and as you move into the coast of louisiana, look at totals over the next five days. 12 inches or more and this heavy rain next week moves into the ohio river valley and mississippi river valleys as well. talking about this weather situation for at least the next seven days. it's a bright sunny finish to the workweek. a little bit chillier. sunshine. high temperature back to 60. most of the time spent in the 60s. gusts over 20 miles per hour a
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heading out friday night, clear skrey. 42 in the city. tomorrow, sunshine early. clouds later in the day. 64 sunday. maybe a morning shower or two. partial sun in the afternoon. quite and seasonable monday and tuesday. rains likely by thursday. >> coming up, i'm making an apple cobbler later and you're not going to make any meat. i'm going to do a meat cobbler. >> i think you should do a whole meal when you cook. >> tamron is complaining about the menu when al coasts. >> coming up, played the wholesome dad to the tanner girls on the hit series "full house" and he hosts a new cast including a foul-mouthed sock coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... need new theraflu expressmax.
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look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. milk, fruit, cultures. mmmm, yoplait. bob gaget was the wholesome father to three young daughters but there's not a bit of truth to that. >> thanks for having me. >> makes perfect sense that bob
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outrageous and raunchy tony nominated best new play "hand to god". >> the about a bob who created a puppet in a church group and bob plays pastor greg who is forced to deal with the reap cautions of the sock puppet. talk about typecasting. >> it's a character and it's the persona or my body ofness. i'm eliz beetian. i'm a lutheran minister trying to help children with puppet therapy, puppet class and it turns out this amazing actor steven boyer has this puppet named tyrone who is sort of demonic and geneva is in it with sarah and this cast is amazing and replacing a wonderful actor named mark kudish and i'll be doing it november 3rd to january 3rd.
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for me in that he's a good man and he's not cynical or snarky or sarcastic. >> how did you prepare for this? >> saw the play. i had been to broadway called "drowsy chaperon" and like danny taern he wore a cardigan sweater and this character wears a collar and i prepared for it by learning the play and by just loving it. it's hilarious would. love to have you all as my sglests free? >> oh, free, wow. >> i will take that free. >> earlier i like to pay people for their craft, you know. >> who gets coupons. >> a dollar off. >> no candy wrapper because it's very disruptive. >> of course it is. >> so much of this country associates you with "full house" but bob saget the comedian is something else. >> there's a duality. i'm a good person and i have three daughters so i'm able to --
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>> charges will be filed. >> but i have three beautiful daughters and i have raised them and so have their mother. >> "fuller house" coming up. >> and you'll have a scoop on it coming up, just telling you ahead of time and on netflix next january, a couple of those and amazing|m to go back to warner brothers. calls us the legacy cast, like mccoy and spock showing up on the bridge and puck into the tanner household, millions of dollars we spent. >> what was it like seeing the set again? >> i heard chorale music playing. it was angelic. it was beautiful. wish you could be there. >> you have a big announcement to make? >> yes, i'm in my first trimester. >> oh, congratulations, bob. >> no idea. >> up next, all your hole wood headlines in "pop fix." >> i want a bick announcement. >> you said you were tr
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ching-ching, "possible fix." fans rejoice, adele is back and better than ever. the singer recently announced she would be releasing a new album. her first, by the way, since 2011 and luckily we don't have to wait because the video of her single "hello" was just released and here it is. so hello from the other side i must have called to stop and talk >> already called hauntingly beautiful. the grammy winning song stress spoke about this with apple beats one this morning saying this is her best video and she is so proud of it and we're happy she's back. john travolta is taking us back to 1995. "the staying alive" actor is almost unrecognizable as robert shapiro, the lawyer who successfully defended o.j. simpson during his murder trial in the new tv show "american crime story."
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february on fx released a trailer. get ready so take a look. >> any time i take on a new criminal case. i always ask a question, no, i won't be judgmental. >> the similarities between robert shapiro and john travolta uncanny. the show boasts a star-studded cast including cuba gooding jr., david schwimmer, what a cast. interesting to seat reaction and not the only ones getting into the halloween spirit, the stars are, too. heidi klum is famous for her annual holiday bash. prepping for this year. "the project runway" host post issed a video that shows her being filthed for a full body cast. what is she goes to be? considering some of the past costumes there's no doubt that whatever it is it's going to be incredible, and mariah carey went to her instagram account to share this adorable picture of her twins in lamb costumes. the grammy winner cap two-game the pic me and them hashtag
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breezy, 60. don't, cool 42 depress. tomorrow, sun gives way to clouds, 59 for the high. sunday, light rain in the morning. 64 degrees. 50 on monday. coming up on the "today" show, the best lighting choices for your home. another update in 30 minutes. see you then. look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from
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yoirks taking a look at headlines headlines, gnc one of the largest retailers of dietary supplements have allegedly sold products containing two illegally synthetic drugs according to lawsuits filed by the oregon attorney general. the ingredients are not approved in the united states and considered potentially dangerous. gnc says the claims are without merit in a statement on their website. a recent survey shows a large percentage of severe allergic reactions occur in students with no previously known allergies. in fact, 22% of anaphalactic reactions were first time event among students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
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the study had epi-pen auto injectors experts say the findings show a need for even greater access in other public places. a choking hazard has prompted build a bear to recall more than 34,000 stuffed animals sold in the u.s. and canada. now the recall conversation the starbright dragon in a blue furry fabric. the satin seam can open allowing the material inside to be exposed and pose a choking hazard to young kids. kids can return the stuffed animals to any build a bear workshop store and facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has a new ken venture and he and his wife priscilla chan are launching a private elementary school in east palo alto, california. the school will target about 700 of the most disadvantaged residents in the neighborhood. zuckerberg and chan have a history of generosity towards education. in 2010 they actually donated $100 million to the school system in newark, new jersey, and last year another $120 million to support bay area
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public schools. let's get a check of the weather. got your headlines. from al. >> let's take a look, tamron, at your fall foliage and it's going to be a little past peak as you get into the upper midwest, northern new england, central pennsylvania and southern new york, but still lots of color along the mid-atlantic states as well. let's look at your weekend outlook, check it out and show you what we've got happening for this weekend. a lot of rain stretching from the great lakes and heavy flood threat down in texas. east coast looking presentee good and some clouds in the pacific northwest and then as we move on into sunday more flooding possible from texas into louisiana. parts of mississippi as well. showers spread into the northeast and look for some showers. the u.p. of michigan and northern minnesota and some wet weather along the pacific no our weather headlines on this friday. friday fall classic. lots of sunshine. krkic and cool out there. temperatures in the 50s to near 60. most of the weekend looks to be drmey.
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a couple light showers early sunday morning. that's about it. next rain threat is late wednesday into thursday. seven-day forecast. breezy, 630. low 40s tonight. 64 sunday with morning showers. here's the rain by thursday. >> and that is your latest weather. tamron. >> thank you very much. if you're planning a monster mash next weekend for halloween you can find some of the most creative items and ideas online so we rounded up some of our favorites and here to show us what's clicking on youtube is rachel levin whose channel rcl beauty 101 boasts 4.7 million subscribers. good morning, congrats on all those subscribers. thank you. >> it's clear you know what you're doing and let's get to what's clicking. >> first we have these eyeball kick pops and the trick is you don't have to bake anything because you start off with
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regular doughnut holes. >> here we go. >> take a lollipop stick and dipping it into the white chock at. >> where is this idea from? >> from my channel. >> from your channel. >> want to learn other, one my favorite diy treats and if you want to learn more go to my channel. just stick it through and threat dry. >> how long? >> takes like a minute, and then you're going to want to dip this into the white chocolate. >> okay. >> just swirl it around. >> and, again, obviously kids love anything like this interactive. >> and chocolate. >> everyone loves chocolate. >> that looks so good. >> and you set that down and threat set. >> dry. >> yeah. >> and then you'll take -- i use the lol pop sticks but if you want a bag or something, go ahead. take the green chocolate and make a circle with it business going to be like the color of the eye. >> i'm clearly challenged. >> you're doing good. >> somewhere there's a
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5-year-old watching come on, really, you can't do this, really. >> and then you take this block chocolate and just put a dot for like the eye. >> okay. >> yeah. >> and then just dry it up and there you have it, lollipop eyeball. mine looks spooky. >> and the end result if you use the gel. >> go ahead, what do we have next? then we have a cute trick-or-treat glow in the dark bag from what's up mom and start off by using a plain black tote bag and then you'll want to take some glow in the dark paint or you can use regular puffy paint, whatever color you want and she started off by drawing her kid's name on the bottom or you can draw your own name and use the glow in the dark puffy paint. >> and put the names on her. >> oh, my gosh. >> i need to watch your site
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>> making one for my niece gianna, candy lover in the family. >> and then you'll take a stencil or whatever you want. you can free thnd but i'm artistically challenged so take a paintbrush and white paint and color that over the stencil because that's going to make the glow in the dark paint show up so much more. >> let's see a finish product because i'm almost out of time and i won't be able to finish mine in time. >> so cute and keep this later after soccer and snacks stuff. and what do we have next? >> we're making these cute little halloween crayons so you're just going to start off with regular crayons and take off all the paper. you can use warm weather to take it off. and then just chop them up like into semi little pieces. >> once you chop them up. do you melt them? >> no, not yet. >> and then you take the crayons and put them in the molds. do it through the colors. >> almost out of time.
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>> how do we finish up ear. >> put these in the oven with the crayons in it at 250 degrees for like three minutes and then pop them out and they look like this. >> quickly tell me what you've got here, marshmallows with kiwi? >> these are shish kebabs for halloween. >> i love your -- so you've got kiwi, a little chocolate, marshmallow, super cute. >> all right. >> check them out online. congratulations congratulations. >> laradiy, if you want to see how to make that go over to her channel and there you have it. >> up next al's got a delicious idea for all those apples you picked this season. he's making his famous cobbler with a secret ingredient. can we learn the see sglet. >> no! >> oh, great. >> it's a secret! right when you feel a cold sore, abreva can heal it in as few as two and a half days when used at the first sign. without it the virus spreads from cell to cell.
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this morning on "today food can the "we're savoring the fall hart vest with some of our favorite dishes, one of mine is crispy apple cobbler, perfect dessert for the cool weather and like to add a special spice to kick it up even more. do you have any idea what the
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>> all spice but here we go. apple, sugar, four spices, apple butter, flour, sugar and salt. take any apples that you pick. i like tarter apples like granny smith or something like that. you're going to core it and chop it up into chunks, three-quarter inch chunks. i don't even peel it because i like it nice and -- adds a little something to it. what you're going to do is take your sugar and your four spices, cinnamon, all spice, ground ginger and chinese five spice. >> that's your secret ingredient. >> that's my secret ingredient and the toss the apples with it and melt some butter in a pan and let them cook on a medium heat for about ten minutes. you stir them occasionally and cover them up and you do that. now you're going to make your topping, a bunch of butter, cut it up, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, all spice and salt and pour that all in. >> okay.
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you're going to make it nice and crumbly. >> your butter has to be room temperature. >> should be, okay. >> gets your hands in. it will make that topping that you love. >> the topping is delicious. >> the topping is the best part. in fact, if i could figure out how to just make topping that's what i would do. >> the topping is a deal breaker for me if it's not tasty, then the -- the topping not tasty i don't like it and your topping is good. you get that all together. i like to do individual ramekins. we've got the big one here. >> big family style. >> but i like everybody getting their own video and you're going to fill it up and then you'll take some topping and put that on top, all right, put it on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 20, 25 minutes at 350 and comes out here. to me, depending on your druthers, i like toer is of it with a good vanilla ice cream right on top. >> that's like the perfect ending. >> and it just melts a little bit and then you've got your
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people talking about it every where. she it's a choctaw county affair it's just at choctaw county affair well i do not deny it the she had some information that would beg my reputation and land
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now it's best to remember but there's nobody, there's no way that y'all go back to your business it's a choctaw county affair it's a choctaw county affair you mess with me and you better be aware well the press went wild when they brought us on the witness stand they thought we'd turn on each other and they soon discovered we would live and die hand in hand
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and but the foreman of the jury told me, honey, donati worry it's a choctaw county affair choctaw county affair choctaw county affair it's a small town county affair. county affair >> carrie underwood, thank you so much and carrie will sit down with hoda in our next hour but
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fridays is because erica hill stops by. >> erica. >> thank you. >> we love you. >> i love you guys. i like it's especially when you let me come in the kitsch-in on fridays because you know i'm happy to sample any time. we have this really cool story coming up this weekend that harry smith shot for us. telling us about it last weekend. you may have seen you can go to the opera at the movie theaters, something the mets are doing all around the world and harry was backstage with some of the performers and in the truck with the director and saying it is like directing a football game. really much more like a sporting event. >> have something like 20 cameras. >> totally wild. >> and director has also doesn't macy's thanksgiving day parade, a friend of nbc, so it's a really cool story so we'll have
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>> kathie lee and hoda coming up george washington bridge. 9:57 on this friday, october 23rd. a commuter alert for drivers in queens. there's been a water main break on queens boulevard in elmhurst
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broadway and junction boulevard. five-alarm fire destroyed 99 cent store and spread to other businesses. firefighters were able to keep the flames away from st. john a's church. it did get some smoke damage. breezy, sunny day, 60 degrees. tomorrow, 59. sunday, light rain in the morning. 64 degrees. monday, high of 58. tuesday, sun and clouds, 59 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, outfit ideas to get you out the door in 30 minutes or less. and back with a local update right in 30 minutes.
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